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David C Larkin

Employment and labor Attorney at Chandler, AZ

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  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 43 years
    California - CA 37 years
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Inactive No misconduct found

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I have been a lawyer since 1981.  I have been a transactions lawyer for most of my 41 year career and was a trial lawyer for the last 30 years.  I have drafted hundreds of contracts in my transaction work and I have litigated employment and business disputes.  I was a CPA in the early 80s and practiced business transaction and securities work in Beverly Hills in the 80s.  I have a facility with financial matters and disputes.  With this trial experience and business background, I am well equipped to counsel individuals and small businesses in contract and organization matters.  

Three recent trials resulted in $110,000 arbitration award in 2012 on sex discrimination and harassment case, $1,076,000 jury verdict in 2012 on breach of fiduciary duty claim by member of a limited liability company against another member (reversed on appeal), and a $414,000 jury verdict in 2013 against the US Postal Service on a Title VII retaliation claim.  

In January 2018, I ended my trial practice and now consult on employment issues with employees and employers and consult on small business corporation and limited liability company matters.

My practice now is limited to telephone consultations. We have a minimum one-half hour for $150, and $250 per hour for longer consultations. We commonly review employment agreements, severance agreement, noncompete agreements and other contracts.


David C. Larkin, PC
4939 W Ray Rd, Ste 4-109
Suite 15-133
Chandler, AZ, 85226

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Posted by Ralph | March 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Employment Issue and $1 Million Judgement
Mr. Larkin has represented our company on more than one occasion. Once we were wrongfully sued by former employees. Mr. Larkin put forth a strong counter claim on our behalf, and the case was ultimately dropped. On a separate occasion, Mr. Larkin defended us against a frivolous lawsuit from former business partners. He developed a very strong counter claim for approximately $600,000. It was a two week jury trial. Mr. Larkin's counter claim was so strong, that the jury awarded us more than double our claim, $1.3 million. An appellant court overturned the judgement on a technicality later, and advised that we could retry the case under a claim of unjust enrichment. That has not yet taken place, but it does not take the luster off of our initial $1.3 million judgement.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • David C Larkin, PC
  • 1990 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Arizona State University
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Arthur Anderson & Co.
  • 1979 - 1980


  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • 1975-76 Accounting studies
  • 1975
  • Yale University
  • 1966-70
  • 1970


  • Arizona Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Registered Representative, Series 7
  • National Association of Securities Dealers, Arbitration Panel
  • 1983


  • Journal of Taxation
  • Overcoming the Uncertainty Caused by the Family Partnership Rules for Freezes
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • Arizona Employment Lawyers Association Convention
  • Employment Restrictive Covenants Including Non-competes, Nonsolicitation, and Non-use Agreements: What’s Enforceable and What Is Not
  • 2016
  • Arizona State University – Department of Justice Studies
  • Citizens Rights and Personal Law
  • 1998

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Chandler Employment and labor Lawyer David C Larkin
David C Larkin
Employment and labor Attorney
Chandler, AZ
Licensed for 43 years